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On Ukraine and Tibet in the new issue of Multiethnica, June 2014

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The Master Programme in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. More

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The Hugo Valentin Lecturer 2013, Prof. Dan Michman, Israel

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The return of the South Sámi language in Sweden. New project report

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HVC in collaboration for Swedish UNESCO centre for transboundary water cooperation

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The conference on moving borders in Nordic literatures 11-13 September 2014

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Historian Jan Selling on the place of the Roma in the memory of the Holocaust

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The international Antiziganism conference 23–25 October 2013

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    The Art of Composing the Picture: Knowledge Production in Conflict and Peacebuilding Interventions

    2014-06-02

    On 2–3 June the Hugo Valentin Centre organised the workshop “The Art of Composing the Picture: Knowledge Production in Conflict and Peacebuilding Interventions”. The objective was to form a group of international scholars with the capacity to present and discuss research within this area.


    In a world marked by violent conflicts and international interventions, global policy-makers face a constant need for timely knowledge about various conflict areas. Today, policy-relevant knowledge is often produced and diffused by specialised units within international organisations, their branch or on-site offices, specific fact-finding missions, think tanks, NGOs and impact evaluators, etc. Yet, how do these knowledge-production processes work? Whose knowledge is it that becomes canonised? And which knowledge is privileged by policy-makers and why?

    The workshop brought together 17 academics working in this field. The main objective was to synthesise individual approaches and findings into a broader theory of knowledge production in connection to conflict and peacebuilding. Based on this research workshop and an intense scholarly exchange, the participants will illuminate different aspects of this knowledge production, primarily how to evoke an image of the conflict for specific purposes. The workshop, which has received financial support from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, is expected to result in an edited volume, which should serve as a reference regarding political knowledge production in international relations and peace and conflict studies.


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    2014-04-28

    Föreningen och forskningsnätverket Uppsam, som verkar för samiskrelaterad forskning i Uppsala, arrangerar ett vårsymposium i Uppsala den 28–29 april....

    Vitboken bör följas av oberoende granskning menar forskare

    2014-03-28

    I tisdags presenterade regeringen sin vitbok om svenska statens övergrepp mot romer och resande under 1900-talet. Däremot har regeringen hittills avvisat en oberoende parlamentarisk sanningskommission, som var rekommendationen från Delegationen för romska frågor och dessutom har förespråkats av bland andra historikern Jan Selling, forskare vid Hugo Valentin-centrum....

    Professor Dan Michman lectures on the Nazi Era Jewish Councils on Thursday, March 6

    2014-02-28

    Beyond “Good and Bad”: A Corrective Analysis of the Phenomenon of the Jewish Councils during the Nazi Era....

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    Welcome to the Hugo Valentin Centre

    The Hugo Valentin Centre is an inter-disciplinary forum at Uppsala University with research as its prime task. Research is carried out within two prioritized areas: on the one hand phenomena and processes related to the ethnic dimension in human life, on the other hand genocide and severe crimes against human rights. To these subject fields belong minority studies and Holocaust and genocide studies as well as related and adjacent subjects where the Centre has a marked specialisation. Culture, language, history and religion are natural points of departure for the Centre's work...  Read more 

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    2014-03-07

    Beyond “Good and Bad”:
    A Corrective Analysis of the Phenomenon of the Jewish Councils during the Nazi Era


    The Twelfth Annual Hugo Valentin Lecture was given by Professor Dan Michman, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, and Yad Vashem, Jerusalem. The evening was opened by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Anders Malmberg and Associate Professor Paul A. Levine, who introduced Michman. 

    Michman is Professor of Modern Jewish History at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, and one of Israel’s most prominent Holocaust historians. He is also director of Yad Vashem’s International Institute of Holocaust Research, Jerusalem. His most recent monographic work is the influential The Emergence of Jewish Ghettos during the Holocaust, which was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011.

    Michman lectured on the infamous Jewish Councils, Judenräte – the imposed governing bodies of Jewish ghettos and communities under German rule. The lecture took place in a full Auditorium Minus, Museum Gustavianum in Uppsala yesterday, Thursday, March 6, 2014. 

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    • Kostic, R. (2014). Transnational think tanks: foot soldiers in the battlefield of ideas?: Examining the role of the ICG in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2000-01. Third World Quarterly, London: Taylor & Francis Group. 35(4): 634-65 More information
    • Gärdebo, J., Öhman, M., Maruyama, H. (2014). Re: Mindings: Co-Constituting Indigenous, Academic, Artistic Knowledges. More information
    • Deland, M. (2014). De intellektuella bakom Sverigedemokraternas ideologi. I Madeleine Axelsson och Kristian Borg (red.) Sverigedemokraternas svarta bok, . 145-170 More information
    • Bruchfeld, S. (2014). "Sometimes I just don't want to go on...": Navigating Personal and Collective Time and Space in Researching and Remembering Genocides. I Ivana Maček (red.) Engaging Violence London: Routledge. More information
    • Roche, G. (2014). Flows and Frontiers: Landscape and Cultural Dynamics on the Northeast Tibetan Plateau. Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, 15(1): 1-25 DOI More information
    • Carlsson, C. (2014). Judiska invandrare i Sverige under första världskriget: Fyra fallstudier. I Carl Henrik Carlsson (red.) Första världskriget i svenska arkiv. Stockholm: Riksarkivet. More information
    • Carlsson, C. (2014). Judemissionärer och proselyter. Museibladet. Medlemstidning för Judiska Museets Vänförening Stockholm: Judiska museet. Accepted. More information
    • Carlsson, C. (2014). Fem tysk-judiska musikeröden i Sverige i skuggan av nazismen. Museibladet. Medlemstidning för Judiska Museets Vänförening Stockholm: Judiska museet. Accepted. More information
    • Carlsson, C. (2014). Att få bli en riktig svensk: Invandringspolitik, utlänningskontroll och medborgarskap kring tiden för första världskriget. I Bengt Nilson (red.) Historielärarnas förenings årsskrift 2014, Stockholm: Historielärarnas förening. 109-128 More information
    • Carlsson, C. (2014). När Göteborg var centrum. Museibladet. Medlemstidning för Judiska Museets Vänförening Stockholm: Judiska museet. More information